- a ring of rope or metal used to fasten the edge of a sail to its stay, hold an oar in place, etc.
- an eyelet, as of metal or plastic, protecting an opening in cloth, leather, etc.
Origin of grommetfrom obsolete French gromette (now gourmette), curb chain, bridle from gourmer, to curb, probably from Vulgar Latin an unverified form grumus, throat
- a. A reinforced eyelet, as in cloth or leather, through which a fastener may be passed.b. A small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce such an eyelet.
- Nautical A loop of rope or metal used for securing the edge of a sail to its stay.
Origin of grommetProbably from obsolete French gromette, gormette chain joining the ends of a bit from Old French from gourmer to bridle
- A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
- (surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder, or snowboarder.
- What do you over the pond skaterboarders [sic] say? Is there a global term to be used to label someone as a skateboarder? Does it matter? I suppose the only one you can apply widely is ‘grommet’.
- A circle formed of three-stranded rope.
(third-person singular simple present grommets, present participle grommeting, simple past and past participle grommeted)
- To insert a grommet into.
- To fasten using a grommet.
- (intransitive) To apply grommets.
From obsolete French gromette (“curb chain”) (modern spelling gourmette).